Hello amazing author, and congratulations on your book!
If a publisher with a publicist is responsible for your book, please have them contact us at email@example.com! However, if you are responsible for your own marketing of your title, read below:
As an independent bookstore, we don't have the staffing to handle consignment or other means of ordering books directly from all small presses and authors. However, if your book is stocked by our distributor Ingram, then we are happy to offer your book to our customers. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your books title, author, and ISBN, and our manager will get back to you. (Please be patient, as we get many such inquiries in a week!). If your book is readily available from our distributor, we will make sure it's listed on our website and provide you with the link to the page so you can share that with your readers.
Please do not mail us flyers, ARCs, or other promotional materials; they are likely to get misplaced. Anything we do receive will be donated.
Author Event Package (currently on hold!)
If you are an independent author and you wish to use our bookstore for an author event or book launch, please send a request to email@example.com. There is a fee of $175.00 for the use of our space. Events are scheduled once a month, on a Friday night we have available, from 7pm to 8pm. The author will have access to the space as of 6:30pm. We’ll set up the space, provide a bookseller to handle setup and and cleanup, and assist you with any event needs such as a signing line through 8:30pm. If you can provide the books we’ll add the title to our system, track sales, and then reimburse you 85% of sales. Be prepared to invoice us that evening so as to speed up the process. We will include information about your event in our newsletter and on our website. You are welcome to bring any promotional materials you wish, from food to giveaways.
Again, congratulations on publishing your book! We know how hard it is to write a book and we appreciate the work you do. Good luck with everything, and thank you for reaching out to Little Shop of Stories.